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Independence Day Celebrations
Saturday, June 30
Road, off Route 29, Titusville, 609-737-3299. Old-fashioned ice cream
party with music, wagon rides, games, contests, children’s craft
and ice cream making. Free.
Fourth of July celebration begins at 4 p.m. with music, games, rides,
and food sales. Fireworks at dusk. Raindate is Sunday, July 1. Free.
of Stars," variety show entertainment by individuals and groups.
Fireworks begin at dusk. Free.
Park, River Road, Erwinna, Pennsylvania, 609-397-7300. This popular
annual July Fourth concert features patriotic favorites, American
show tunes, and movie themes performed by the 60-piece professional
orchestra directed by Mariusz Smolij. Park gates open at 6 p.m. for
picnicking and music by the Ursa Major Jazz Band. Bring a picnic or
purchase grilled food at the park. Advance ticket purchase
$18 adults; $10 children.
Sunday, July 1
Annual independence day celebration features rides, music, food, and
vendors. Music, magic, stiltwalking, and juggling. Fireworks at 9
Mercer County Park, West Windsor, 800-ALLEGRO. Pack a cooler and a
blanket and bring the family to a free outdoor concert followed by
fireworks. Conductor Mark Laycock leads the orchestra in a patriotic
program that includes works from Copland, Ives, and Ellington, plus
the traditional "1812 Overture" and "George M. Cohan
Picnic and entertainment all day in Memorial Park followed by
at dark. Free.
Monday, July 2
Scout Night with fireworks after the game. $8.
Road, 609-924-3118. A grand Garden State Fireworks display by the
Spirit of Princeton citizens’ committee. Parking is off Faculty Road
only. Handicapped parking available. Raindate is July 3.
Tuesday, July 3
Day celebration begins with music of John Philip Sousa performed by
Jerry Rife’s Band, followed by music by the Trenton Brass Quintet
at 8 p.m., and the fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Raindate is July
events begin at 6:30 p.m. with kids races, clowns, and music by Bill
Turner & Blue Smoke. Fireworks display by Girone follows at 9 p.m.
Raindate is July 4.
begin at dusk featuring fireworks. Raindate July 4.
against Harrisburg with a fireworks display after the game. $8.
by the Tim McLoone Atlantic Coast Band and the Shirleys followed by
a fireworks display at dusk. Raindate is July 6. Free.
Greaseband followed by fireworks. Raindate is Thursday, July 5. Free.
Wednesday, July 4
a.m. parade steps off at Buttonwood and Parkside Avenue and proceeds
to Ewing High School. At 7 p.m., DJ entertainment followed by
2001," Billed as the biggest Independence Day celebration on the
Jersey shore features sandcastle building competition, basketball
tournament, children’s activities, clowns, food, extreme sports
plus 75 arts and crafts vendors. Music by the Capris at 7 p.m.,
by world-class fireworks display on the beach below the promenade.
609-525-9300. Festivities begin with bike parades at each end of town
and fireworks at dusk. Raindate is Thursday, July 5.
Route 32 and 532, Washington Crossing, 215-493-4076. "A Glorious
Fourth" features the Coryell’s Militia who fire off cannon salutes
in memory of General Washington, plus demonstrations in early American
crafts, paper making, blacksmithing, and open hearth cooking. Colonial
games for children and costumed guides. $5 adults; $3 children.
a.m. to 4 p.m.
The week-long festival culminates with a 14-hour "July Fourth
Finale" celebration that includes a parade, the tapping of the
Liberty Bell, a pop concert, and lavish fireworks. Website:
The Liberty Medal and Independence Day Ceremony takes place at
Hall at 9 a.m. Let Freedom Ring begins at 12:30 p.m. in Independence
Square. The Pennsylvania Memories Parade steps off at 6:30 p.m. on
Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Sweet Sounds of Liberty concert and
begins in front of the Art Museum at 8:30 p.m.
A lecture on the Battle of Princeton takes place near the flagpole,
and a Revolutionary War reenactment group will perform their historic
drills. The Clark House Museum is open for tours, with 18th-century
games for children and adults, and refreshments. Free. The park is
the site of the January 3, 1777, Battle of Princeton when General
George Washington defeated British forces in one of the more fiercely
fought battles of the American Revolution. The Clark farmhouse, now
open to visitors, was used as a field hospital and the site of General
Hugh Mercer’s death.
and Route 313, Doylestown, 215-345-0210. "Old-Fashioned Fourth
of July" with decorated bike parade, pony rides, old-style ball
game, watermelon eating contest, antique bicycle demonstrations, and
music by the Silver Dollar Production and E.B. Cornet Band. Basement
tours of Fonthill available.$2 adults; $1 children. Free parking.
Main Street, New Hope. An Independence Day afternoon adventure in
music, original and eclectic, on 12-string guitar, harmonica, and
keyboard, with audience participation. Bring an instrument. Free.
"Fourth of July Extravaganza" with War Memorial dedication
at 4 p.m.; Senior Center ribbon cutting at 5 p.m.; entertainment with
Timbo the Clown, Korean and Phillipino entertainers, Master Yu’s
Elizabeth Dodd Jazz Quartet, and National Cheer Academy begins at
6 p.m. Music by the Famous Duprees at 7:30 p.m., followed by
Food sales benefit the Franklin Township Food Bank. Raindate is
June 8. www.franklintwp.org. Free.
609-989-3169. Music, food, and activities followed by fireworks
at dark. Free.
Campus, Lawrenceville, 609-844-7065. Music by the Lawrence Community
Band followed by fireworks at dusk. Raindate is Friday, July 6. Free.
18, New Brunswick, 732-745-5125. Event begins with a marine corp color
guard followed by music from the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Fireworks
display at dark includes a patriotic display. Shuttle service provided
from Neilson Street parking lot. Free.
Road, 609-298-2800. Entertainment, fireworks at dusk. Raindate is
609-397-8700. Fifth annual "Fourth of July Sing-Along" for
all ages hosted by the area singing group. Bring a flashlight or
Sing-along songsheets provided. Free.
over the bay at dusk.
Fireworks displays you can view from the beach.
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